Bleeding after Period

KaRR3n  Posted: 23/12/2010 04:22


What Causes Bleeding Between Periods?

Although the cause of irregular bleeding can vary according to individual health situations, some of the more common causes include:
  • Implantation Bleeding/Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Starting, stopping, or missing oral contraceptives or estrogens
  • Low thyroid levels
  • Stress
  • IUDs occasionally cause slight spotting
  • Injury to the vagina from insertion of objects
  • Malignant cancers
  • Undiagnosed vaginal infections
  • Certain drugs, particularly anticoagulants Vaginal dryness
  • GYN procedures
  • Some women have spotting during ovulation, which is normal

Bed rest may be recommended if between period bleeding is heavy. Use your menstrual cycle calendar to record the number of tampons or pads you use. This information helps your doctor determine whether you are bleeding excessively.

Unless your doctor specifically advises otherwise, never take aspirin while you are menstruating. Aspirin can cause bleeding to occur longer and heavier.

Of course, you should inform your doctor about any bleeding or spotting between periods that you experience.


Nicole92  Posted: 12/12/2010 14:02

Hello all, I'm 18 years old and started having sex with my boyfriend 4 months ago. Before then I was a virgin. I bled occasionally the first few times we had sex but that was to be expected. We had sex on the 2nd of December and there was no bleeding then I had my period on the 6th. My periods never last any longer than 3 or 4 days so it had cleared up by the 9th. But then on the 10th I started bleeding heavily for about an hour. The blood was kind of pink and there were clots and brown discharge in places but there was no pain or cramping associated with it. I figured it was just my period clearing up but then I started bleeding again for an hour last night on the 11th. I also noticed a pimple on the outer lip of my vagina but that could just be an ingrown hair or something? I am so scared and don't know what to think. We have never had unprotected sex. We have always used a condom. I couldn't be pregnant could I? I already had my period after sex. I would like to rule out STIs as a cause as we've always used a condom but we have had unprotected oral sex. I am not on the contraceptive pill or any other meds. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you


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